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Dec 21, 2014

Lowering the Gaze

Allāh tabāraka wa taʿāla has ordered us to do certain things and has forbidden us from certain things. That which he has ordered us to do, we must do as much of it as we are able to do, and that which we are forbidden from doing, we are not to do it at all. Allāh says: “Say to the believing men that they must lower their gaze” (24:30) “Say to the believing women that should lower their gaze” (24:31) “Verily the hearing, the sight and the heart, about all these matters you will be asked about” (17:36) Do we eavesdrop on peoples’ conversations? Do we listen to backbi…

Dec 21, 2014

The Fundamentals and Principles of Salafiyyah

The Shaykh (hafiẓahullāh ta’āla) begins by explaining that in every time and in every place that Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’āla) will bring forth those who will aid his religion. The number of those who adhere to the truth may find that those in opposition are greater in number. The Shaykh outlines that this should not make them feel lonely rather he outlines three matters that can console and bring comfort to them. The first matter is that his companions upon this path of truth and guidance are four types of people mentioned in the āyah and they were the Prophets, the siddiqūn, the marty…

Dec 19, 2014

Explanation of Kitāb al-Tawḥīd

  Transcription (237 pages)   Explanation of Kitāb al-Tawḥīd (شرح كتاب التوحيد) of Shaykh al-Islām Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahāb as explained by Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān. This course, suitable for all English-speaking Muslims, including those who have not studied any classical texts, will help you pronounce, understand, and memorise the book, Kitāb al-Tawḥīd, by Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Tamīmī, in shāʾ Allāh. In brief, it is a book that will make you a better Muslim, by Allāh’s Permission.

Dec 19, 2014

Shaykh Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná on the Sydney Terrorist

The following is a summarization of key points in a phone call to Shaykh Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná, from the shuyūkh of Egypt, concerning the atrocities of the Iranian terrorist in Sydney, Australia. [Q]: As you might have heard o shaykh, yesterday night, a man who is claimed to be Muslim committed an act of terrorism by taking hostages in one of the coffee shops in the Sydney, in Australia. What is your advice for the Muslims, and specifically for the Salafīs who live in Western countries, with regards to their dealings with non-Muslims, and how do we go about clarifying an…

Dec 18, 2014

Tafsīr Course: Sūrah al-Ḥujarāt

Course Notes *not reviewed by instructor  Course List:  Tafsīr Series: The Tafsīr of Ayah 1-12 of Sūrah al-Hujurāt (49)  MR5.1 Tafsīr of Sūrah al-Ḥujarāt 1/7: Introductory Issues of Tafsīr, Explanation of Ayah 1-3 O you who believe! Do not put (yourselves) forward before Allāh and His Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam), and fear Allāh. Verily! Allāh is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (al-Hujurāt, 49:1) O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam), nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one ano…

Dec 4, 2014

Questions from the Sisters of Yemen

Have you ever felt the pressure of people forcing you to do things due to ignorance, or felt that people give out rulings without any evidence and wisdom, or when a person doesn’t realise the ḥikmah behind women managing a home and studying and the importance of good manners in calling to Allāh, the way of selecting a spouse, what to watch out for and what to look for? Well, don’t worry because you are not alone. In this two-part series, our beloved Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hādī al-Wādī’ī explains it all, not only that our beloved Shaykh gives such an amazing advice (at the bottom), where you …